Aquapac Upano™ waterproof duffel – 90l | review by sian

I love to Stand up paddleboard (SUP), especially going off on adventures around the UK and abroad. I like to head to remote mountain lakes or rugged coastlines for paddleboarding adventures. 

I was needing a duffle bag which was lightweight, faff free, waterproof, easy to compress and comfortable to carry my rolled up inflatable paddleboard. So I tested the Aquapac Upano™ Waterproof Duffel – 90L.

I was greatly impressed with this piece of kit. Its the daddy of the Upano™ range which was perfect for my SUP. The material of these bags are made from TPU-coated nylon, so it is 100% waterproof, but also very lightweight too without any unnecessary bulk.

The Upano™ duffle bag closes using a roll-top system as used in traditional dry bags, held firmly by a Velcro® strip. The bag also has an air-release valve for easy packing, squeezing air out as you roll it closed and securing by clips and compression straps to help keep the seal secure. 

The bag has removable shoulderstraps for easy portage or when attaching to the paddleboard, it also has multiple attachment points for straps or lashing onto the board too.

So far I have used the pack paddleboarding around parts of Mull and Oban and more recently on my 3 lakes challenge, perfect for keeping expedition kit waterproof whilst being on the board, however giving you the flexibility you can roll up your board and carry it out with ease.

Aquapac upano™ waterproof duffel | Review by Sian


Lightweight, waterproof, easy to compress and use. I love this bit of kit from Aquapac, it allows me to go on SUP expeditions with confidence my kit will remain dry and easy to carry my SUP.


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